Did you watch the closing ceremony? It might be east to forget with Phelps and Bolt seared on our minds, but many people didn’t expect these Games to turn out like this. Continue reading ‘On air: Did China get away with it?’
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I was working over at BBC World News yesterday in an office full of people I don’t know. That didn’t stop me involuntarily shouting ‘oh my God, he’s got it’ as Usain Bolt’s time flashed up for the 200m. By any sporting measure, it was astonishing. But was his sprint double celebrated in the right way? No is the answer of the Olympic boss. Do you agree with him?
Continue reading ‘On air: Is there a bad way to win?’
The Olympics are now in full flight, and medal ceremonies are coming thick and fast. But does your national anthem make your breast swell with pride or make you want to cringe behind the sofa? And what are the alternatives? Continue reading ‘Your national anthem: Olympic pride? Or can’t abide?’
Jimmy was one of Chinese guests on last night. He was touched by all your comments (you can’t access the BBC news site in China so he read them off our editor’s Blackberry.) He says: “It seems that people from other parts of the world have some misunderstandings about my country and her people, which in my opinion arises by lack of mutual understanding. I’m very glad WHYS provides the opportunity for you to talk to our country and hope that this can offer an threshold to diminish the gap between you and us. And if you want to know China better, you are welcomed to visit China to see what it is like with your own eyes.”
Less than a week to go and much chat in the BBC offices over what’s the greatest ever Olympic performance. Jesse Owens in Berlin in 1936….Mark Spitz and his 7 golds in 1972….Michael Johnson and his record breaking 200 metres…Bob Beamon and his 1968 jaw dropping long jump. What do you reckon?
Today we’re with a group of ordinary Chinese people in Beijing. They’re ready and willing for any questions you’ve got. Continue reading ‘On air: What would you like to know about life in China?’
Mark writes from Beijing:
Got two “reliable” tip offs yesterday about nasty incidents in different parts of Beijing. It’s a measure of how jittery the mood was yesterday. They didn’t feel right, but you never know, so after the calls we checked them out. Continue reading ‘The rumour mill’
If yes, why? If no, what would China have to do to change your mind? Gordon Brown says he’s not going to the opening ceremony, but it’s not a boycott. Hillary Clinton says George Bush shouldn’t either and it would be a boycott. What should your leader do?
Will the Chinese government regret having the Olympics in their country?
But will it be good for China?
We’ve talked about China a lot recently and in every programme the suggestion of a boycott of the Beijing Games always comes up.